Lionsgate has released an official UK trailer for Ghost Stories, the movie adaptation of The League of Gentlemen writer Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman’s play of the same name. Like the original stage show, the film revolves around the stories of three different people who claim to have experienced supernatural encounters, as investigated by one Philip Goodman, professor of psychology and legendary “belief buster”. Goodman, as he does in the Ghost Stories play, unexpectedly becomes part of these stories when he sets out to investigate them, after being contacted by his mentor Charles Cameron: a parapsychologist who went missing fifteen years earlier and was presumed dead by his peers, Godman included.
Nyman, who plays a role in this week’s Liam Neeson action/thriller The Commuter, plays Professor Goodman in Ghost Stories, opposite lesser known Leonard Byrne as his mentor, Professor Cameron. Sherlock‘s Martin Freeman costars as one of the three people with a scary story to share in the film, along with Alex Lawther (now starring in the Netflix series The End of the F**king World) and The Fast Show‘s Paul Whitehouse. Dyson and Nyman also cowrote and directed the movie version of their play and have turned in quite the chilling screen adaptation, if the film’s trailer is to be believed.